The Divine Office is the official prayer of the Church. In this prayer, hymns, antiphons, psalms, etc. are prayed, but most of them are taken from the Scriptures. In this prayer, whether we chant or pray quietly we are invited to meditate on them, and address them to God, using the same words with which to has spoken to us. And we hope, by repeating them, that He will recognize them and listen to us. At the same time we listen to Him and we come closer to the Mystery of God.
“To God we speak when we pray, to God we listen when we read His words.
we listen when we read his words”.
– Saint Ambrose.